Susan Gal’s book Day by Day, is written for ages 5-9. My 4-year-old really liked it – especially the drawings. She liked how there was a “pattern” to the words (what everyone else would call parallelism, I guess). She liked how the drawings spread across the page and were so detailed. For her, it was nice to be able to pick out the various parts of the actions.
It’s the story of a community of pigs and how they live – they plant a garden, they care for the garden, they do ordinary chores, they build a house (of bricks, mind you, so the big bad wolf can’t come in – again, according to my 4-year-old). I think my first grader would be able to read this to her sister, so it’s a pretty easy and quick read.
I received this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.